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ArOLntE XXXAMI, NO. 812.
KANSAS CITY, AI.MUL 20, 185. -KLKVKN PACKS.
Browning, King & Go.
WE HAVE ELECANT APPAREL
For All Sizes of Boys.
WE SHOW A LARCE VARIETY OF
Our Boys' and Children's Clothing
Is as perfectly tailored as the men's. It has beauty and dura
bility combined. If you are looking for clothing that is fault
less, we have that kind to sell. You will be pleased and
profited by a visit to our Children's Department.
OurtJ.&O llnh tire erection values mul In the latc.it nhaiitu-
Money hacU if unit, want 'it.
J 01 ami 1103 Main
INDIAN LANDS WILL BE LEASED.
"Despite llm Protests or Settlers Ilnkn Smith
Will (live Ili Cattlemen Control of
Washington, April 19. (Special.) The
secretary of the Interior lias been asked
through, a petition signed by several hun
dred citizens oC Oklahoma, not to leaso
the Wichita reservation. There la also an
other petition nuking that he refuse to
lease the Kiowa, Comanche and Apache
reservations. It Is especially urged that
the grazing lease for the Wichita reserva
tion be not renewed. It Is the opinion of
those wanting the country opened to set
tlement that If the reservation Is leased
again, the lnlluence of the lessees over
Secretary Smith will be such as to block
most ettectlvcly any show there would
be otherwise to get that country settled
during this administration, It Is set forth
In the petitions that certain cattlemen,
who are known to have a business pull
with the department, have declared that
Hie reservation wotdd never be opened aa
long as Hoke Smith remains In the cab
inet. This Information Is given the sec
letury In the hope that the facts stated
may have some lnlluence tipon him In the
line of carrying out th'e law as It relates
to that country. Notwithstanding these
petitions, however, Secretary Smith has
concluded to Ignore them and will renew
the leases, ns he did last year.
Not only has Jlr. Smith decided to leaso
the Kiowa, Comanche and Apache reserva
tions, but he will also lease the Wichita
lands. The order has been made and In
structions forwarded to Captain llaldwln.
the agent at Anadarko, who will In due
time proceed In the uiual way to receive
bids for grazing In the two reservations
and forward the tame to the secretary of
the Interior for approval. There Is not
the slightest doubt, aa the matter stands
now, but that all the lands will bo leased.
Under the law passed at the Inst, session,
the sceretarv could open the Wichita ros
' creation easily within four months. He Is
required by the law to open It within one
year after the work of making the allot
ments Is completed. Hut a secretary not
friendly to progress In thnt country can
defer approving allotments and completing
the work as long as he remains in of,
flee, and In this way the secretary has It
In his power to continue to lease the lands
to cattlemen ami do business with them
rather than turn the country over to the
f.ctilers. .... , ...
The secretary's decision to lease the
Wichita reservation and refusing to allow
the country to be opened to settlement
,MUes no surprise on the part "f those
familiar with thu ways and means of doing
business In the otllee of the secretary.
It' has been predicted more than once that
the secretary would continue to do busi
ness with the cattlemen rather than with
the settlers, but then- wort' some who pre
tended to think he woulil lint continue In
this line, hut woulil act In good faith with
the law approving the agreement with the
WIehltas. The uorrect conclusion of the
one and the mistake of the other is clearly
shown by his decision In the premises.
AN AllltltllsS IIY Hit. OUAVf.i:.
He Spoke to Kansas Academy or Language
and I.IUT.Unre at Kinporla.
Kmpnrl.i, Kas., April 1!). (Special.) The
second day's session of .the Kansas Acad
emy of Language anil Literature was held
hero to-day and was largely attended.
The principal feature to-day was an ad
,ir..su be lipv. V. A. CJunvle. of Kansas
City, anil a b.miuet to-night by the Col
lege Ol l'lllioiia. uuiit-i itJi iii't vii.iiuih
xe.ir were elected ns fullows: I'resident,
Miss Florence Snow, Neosho Wills; vlco
president, Hev. Dr. V. S. iltuyney, Abilene;
secretarv, .Miss Meddle Hamilton, Wln
fleld, tr'easuier, !. W. Woodward, l.nw
lence; executive committee. Professor I..
11 Perkins, Lawrence; Professor (J. 11.
nfln, Jlanhnttan; Professor V. L. Kellogg,
Ihnporl.i. The meeting next year will be
held In Lawrence.
Ituby Left on a Doorstep.
Wlntleld, Kas., April 19. (Special.) I"n
known parties left a baby at the lesldence
of 1), T. Whltson. live miles south of this
place, early this morning. The baby will
probably be adopted by the family of Jlr,
Our stock is new.
Our manager is an artist.
We have no bankrupt stock.
Our workmen are skilled men.
We do the best work.
Our guarantee is good.
We arc responsible.
Ir4ti Furniture and
NOrth carpet Co.
Witt lo tVVJ M.ll,y TltKT.
Ingrains are no longer in vogue;
so, to clean up before they are
cut, we will sell twenty colors of
the best Monroe Injrraln, com
monly sold at 40c per roll, (or
15c, with the finest hand made
borders at one half ptice.
Wi Ji LONG PWaIlftV House,
NORMAN & ROBERTSON,
AND QUARANTBI OF TITLB.
Tcltphas S03S. Mt tub lit.
, kino- & co,
and 11. Eleventh St.
MORTON 0NBEEF PRICES.
He Hoc Not i htlik Ills Investigation Have
Lowered till, I'rlee of I. He Stock.
Washington, April 19. Secretary Morton,
when asked to-day In regard to the report
from Chicago to the crfeot that his agita
tion on the subject of high prices had led
to reduced consumption of beef and a con
sequent break In the market for live stock,
said, so far us had been learned there hail
been no bleak in the price of beef. Not
withstanding the smaller receipts of cattle
(luring the last two or three months, ho
said, the market at Chicago had been re
ported dull and weak and It had been dltll
eult for shippers to obtain market quota
tions for their cattle. The quotations on
these animals had recently been advanced
from i to "i cents a pound, but It hud
not been easy for the producer to obtain
the higher prices, lie added: "If supply
and demand is the only lnlluence which Is
being exerted, why shouldihe price of beef
I continue high and the price of cattle be
'suddenly lowered? It Is now stated that
cmeago nnu oiner sinugntcriug nouns win
soon have all the cattle needed, and the
result will be that prices will begin to
tumble. It Is not long since the large
packers were claiming the pi Ice of hides
was iinremiineratlve In this country, owing
to the competition with hides Imported
from other countries, but with the falling
olT in the receipts of cattle the prICS of
hides has suddenly been marked up. It
Is plain that tlio Chicago packers have
more iower over the markets than has
generally been supposed."
Patriot Day at Acton, Mas.
Acton, Mass., April 19. Five- thousand
people gathered hero to-day to participate
In the celebration of Patriots' day. The
features of the day were the dedication-"!
three boulders on the outskirts of the
town, which mark spots of historic! Inter
est In the revolution and the marking of
the graves of 100 revolutlonniy soldiers
with the tablets of the Sons of the Amer
ican Revolution. Tlieio were, addresses by
lion. Luther Conant. Coventor Cicen
lialge, cx-Cnvcrnor Houtelle. of Maine;
linn. Samuel Hoar, Captain Jack Adams,
ex-conimuniler-ln-ohlef of the C. A. It.,
and others. The gavel used on this occa
sion was composed of pieces from the Old
Ironsides and the Hritlsh man-of-wat Som
erset. A celebration was held also In the
historic old town of Lexington, where the
first gun of the i evolutionary war was
lircd. 120 years ago.
Kansas IMllnrs Adjourn.
Concordia, Kas.. April 19. (Special.) The
North Central Kansas 1-Mltorlal Associa
tion adjourned this afternoon. The follow
ing olticers weru elected: President, Comer
Davles, Hepublle City; secretary. -Mrs. .1.
Q. Hayee, Philllpsburg; treasurer, J. II.
At the close of the morning session the
visitors were given a drive about the city.
Among those who took part In the proceed
ings to-day were ex-Lieutenant Coventor
ltlilille, Minneapolis Messenger: Crace L.
Snyder, Cawker City Coriespondent; c. ,M.
Career. Ablleun Hetleetor: W. S. Ptllon.
Osborne Farmer, and others. The meeting
has proven a very pleasant ami proniauio
oilier otuciais, wuo nave hum neauugs wim
the treasury, has discovered a tendency
to hold up matters miller the plea of being
carerill, wmie ine real reason lor inn de
lay Is the desire to keep the money 111 the
treasury as long as possible.
Temperance Meeting at Wlullclil.
Wliilleld, Kas., April 19.-(Spcclal.)
The union temperance meetings under
the direction or Dr. Tracy, the Kentucky
temperance advocate, ate arousing great
enthusiasm. All the churches have united
in the work and the pastors nro lending
their e I'l'ii rts In ctcatlug a public sentiment
In Its favor. Immense concourses of peo
ple have been In attendance and hundreds
have already signed the pledge. The meet
ings will continue for several days.
Smith Acquitted by :i Jury.
Topelta, Kns April 19. (Special.) in
the federal court to-day Henry L. Smith,
who was charged with tilling registered
letters while employed as a clerk In tlio
Hmporla postolllce, was released. Thn
jury, by order of Judge Foster, brought
In a verdict of not guilty. There were
originally four counts against Smith, to
one of which ho had atready pleaded
guilty and served a jail sentence. His
trial la-day was on the other three counts,
Hlgli'Prlceil Dog Head.
Littlo Hock, Alk., April 19,-Slr nedlvere,
the most famous St. Ilernard dog in the
world, died at the Argyle kennels In tills
city last night, of gastritis, Sir lledlvere
wus bied by Creep, near Liverpool, In iy7,
Jlr, Pratt, proprietor of tne Argyle ken
nels, bought the dog two years ago front
Colonel Hclck, of New Yotk, for Jf.ooo. Sir
lledlvere has won Hist prize In every
bench show In which he has participated,
both In Kurope and America,
Against Jlrs. Cougar,
Lafayette, Hid., Aptll 19.-To.duy In the
superior court Judge ilverett held that In
the suit of Jlrs. Helen Cougar, who sought
to recover damages from the election boatd
for refusing to allow her to vote at last
November's election, that under the na
tional and state constitutions women wero
excluded from sulfruge. Hid decided against
Jlrs, Cougar, The decision Is niiortunt,
because It Is a test case,
"The Iloynl Halting Ponder Is a cream
of turtnr powder of u high degree of merit
mid does not contain either alum or phos
phates, or any Injurious substances. I;. (1,
Love, I'll. J).,1' late U, 8. Covt. Chemist.
New lllils for Sallim's Publlu Holloing.
Washington, April 19. (Special.) The
recommendation of the board of awards
us to the contracts for the Sullua public
building was olliclully signed to-day. This
rejects the bids for the government build
ing there and others will be asked for un
der the claim that the plans will be
changed and u better building provided.
Another Member of tlio Doollu (iuujr.
Guthrie, O. T.. April l9.-(Speclal.) V. jr.
Starkey wus bruught heru to-duv and
jailed on a charge of stealing two valuable
horses and suddles in the Osugo reserva
tion. The olticers believe that he Is a mem
ber of the Doollu gang of outlaws and was
getjlui,- bortea to equJu thn staisJoc.
'Mui'.liiil Vlr una) I f I ti ti'i 111111U.
Washington, April 19. iSpeelal.) 1'nlted
States Marshal Nix, of ( Melanoma, spent
some time at the treasury to-ilay, look
ing after his accounts. Mr. Nix has over
JKUi0 lied lip In tile department, and lie
Is here to move them along, lint he, with
The frightful headwenr emanating from some of
the department stores are credited with causing many ,
divorce suits. One sight of a man's wife under one of
those incongruous conglomerations of antediluvian
shapes and colorings cither drives him crazy' or to the
divorce mill, and they arc known to have broken many
a match for a charming maiden. To avoid these mis
haps, Maidens or Matrons, come to our New Store,
with a tiling floor; four stories full of Fashion's finest;
trimmed beautifully in harmony and style; Dutch Hon
nets, S.VqS aiu- ?'! 75' Napoleons, $3.50, $4.75 and
$5.50; Ideal Large Mats at $;voS, $4.49 and 55.75;
French copies, $7; imported $15 and $25, choice for
$14. The great Wholesale and Retail Store of
A- f. PEARSON
1006 MAIN STREET.
ARDMORE IN ASHES.
a .mi:tkopo!.ii up tiii; iniiian tkh-
JtlTOHV HAVACI'.D 11V llltK.
NEARLY A MILLION DOLLAR LOSS
Liciirv or tiii: iilst iuisinlss
HOl'.sLS MVIIPT AWAY.
Notwithstanding the Disaster the Plucky
Citicus Are Already Clearing Awny
the Debris and Preparing to
Itulltt Larger and More
Ardtuore. I. T., April 19. Almost the
entire business portion of this city was
wiped out by the Humes this morning.
Yesterday Ardmore could boast of being;
the largest city In the Indian Terri
tory, with more than lBO business houses,
among which wero many two and three
story bricks. To-day they are a smoldering-
mass of ruins. Jlore than eighty
business houses In the heart of the city
on Jfalti nnil South Caddo streets were
licked out lV (Ti'''frame3. It fs dllllcult
to get a correct estimate of tho losses,
which are variously estimated at from
$r.0i000 to JSOO.OOO, but the latter figures
are probably nearer correct. When the
alarm was given at I o'clock this iiinrn
Ing. It was discovered that tho largo
livery barn of Harper .t Cecil was In
tlames, which spteail so rapidly to thy
f rii mo buildings on either side that nil
eit'orts town id saving them wero use
less. All business houses on Caddo street
wero soon In ashes and the llames
spread to Jlitlu street. Two largo brick
national bank buildings and three other
business houses on Jlain street, cast ot
Caddo, and tho postolllce arc tho only
business portion of tlte city saved. The
city lias no lire company or water works,
but the whole male population turned
out and fought the lire its long- us there
was hope of saving anything.
The latge federal court building and
Jail were destroyed. Klghty prisoners
conllued In the latter were removed lo
tlio Haptlst church beyond the dangor
line and placed miller heavy guard.
Twvnty-Glx horses wero rousted alive
In Harper .t Cecil's stables, and a man
mimed Nell, a stranger, who wan per
mitted to sleep ill the bain, was so
badly burned that he cannot recover.
The catiso of the lire Is not known,
there being various rumors as. to its
origin, but It was undoubtedly Incen
diary. It Is thought that nearly every
merchant In tho city will bo nblo to pay
out ion cents on tho dollar.
The sceno ot the disaster on Jlaln street
to-day is sad to behold,
Tho following Is an estimate of tho losses
Hamsey & ltoss, drugs, $.".,000; Insurance
on slock, JJ.00,
Noble llros., wholesale grocers, stock val
ued at 130,000; Insurance, f2,a
J. it. KprngKlns & Co,, hardware, J3",0fl0;
C. A. Wliltehurst. general merchandise,
tit fMVe Insurance. 2.t.f0).
Y, (. Huston, dry goods, ?33,000; Insur
Hr. Harrison, drugs, ?i;,(W0; Insurance,
Jlasonlo temple, $3,0i'O; Insurance, $0,100.
Williams & Pennlnglon, buildings, JS.Oo');
Williams ic llros., hardware. ?13,000; In
llyden tc Jackson, general merchandise,
Jt0.(m; Insurance, ll.rtno.
Palace drug store, $11,000; Insurance, JI.90O.
N, Coleman, drugs, 3.5no; Insurance. J2.5l
I). V. Whlttlngton, general merchandise,
30niV! Insurance. SlO.tm).
Harper & Cecil, livery stable, ROOO; In-
A. J. Kleskle, general merchandise, $20,
000; insurance, J12.00).
It. II, Hurdy, bulliilng, JS.OOO; Insurance,
lllner & Selvally, JIS.OuO; Insurance. 9.eA).
Frank Cireen & Co., l;',(m0j Insurance,
itui'ulal & Co.. general merchandise, $15,.
00(1; Insurance, $9,000,
Fielder llros,, grocers, $12,000; Insurance,
Kearney & Wyso, $12,000; Insurance, $3,500.
M, V. Wyse, fti.oiO; Insurance. $3,0(0.
No accurate estimate can be given of tho
many small establishments destroyed,
nearly all of which were un entire loss to
the owners. Wotk will commence nt once
on new buildings In the burnt district, and
much more substantial stone and brick
buildings will soon take thu placo ot those
Nellie Meek oil Kililblllou,
St. Joseph, Jto., April 19. Little Nellie
Jlei'ks, the sole survivor of the massacre
at Drowning, whern the entire Jleeks fam
ily with the exception of the little girl,
were butchered, and for whose murder the
Taylor brothers are now awaiting trial a
second time, will be placed on exhibition.
A prominent amusement muiiuger returned
here to-night and announced that he hud
secured a contract for her exhibition. It
Is suld thu money raised by her will be used
to assist III the prosecution of .the Tay
lors, Wuvhlugton IVriioaul.
Washington. April 19.-(Speclal.) Colonel
Hubert L. Owen, of Jluscogee. left for
Kansas City to-day, where he will remain
some mouths, looking utter business mut-tra.
CRUEL W0RK0F DASTARDS.
Jlrs. Parnell, Hie Aged Mother of (.'buries
Stewart Purncll, Iteitteu
Hordenlown, N. J., April 19. Jlrs. Delia
T. Parnell, mother of the late Charles
Stewart Parnell, who lives at Ironsides,
overlooking the Delaware river, near here,
was found bleeding and Unconscious 1
sidc the fence of tho place late Inst night
by Charles Casey, son of the farmer who
has charge of her farm. Hy her side were
two small pieces ot board, a piece of fence
paling alioiu three feet long and a brick.
Help was obtained and she was carried to
the house of Farmer Casey.
Dr. W. II. Slupps, who was hastily sum
mimed, made an examination and found
that, besides several sevele bruises about
the Lice, the woman had a lacerated wound
on the right side ot tho head.
The authorities are convinced that she
was assaulted and robbed mid have sent
telegrams to all the nearby cities and towns
usklug that they look out for a man of me
dium height, with smooth face, wealing a
light ovetcoat and derby hat, who wns seen
In tile vicinity about the time the assault
Is believed to have been committed. Her
handbag was found near the railroad track
near by, with her pocketbook missing and
papers scattered In all directions.
Jlrs. Parnell frequently came here at
night and remained until late. Sho did so
Jlrs. Parnell's house stands on a hill
about one mile from Uordentown, mid Is
known as "Ironsides." It Is a big, old two
story frame structure, and wns built by
her father many years ago. It Is as dreary
a place as one could Imagine. Tho aged
woman has no close acquaintances in
Uordentown, and previous lo 1S90 had been
living In destitution. ' inlthat year the at
tention ot congress was called to her
straitened clrc,umstance;;-ir.rt. t li- govern
ment granted her a pviislou of $,',0 per
month. -At that time she llvud alone In the
bleak house, the only other person about
her "M acres being a gardener. The rooms
of the old house aro most desolate. During
1VS and 1W. in a lit of desperation, she
stripped the house of Its furniture In order
to obtain food, and the rooms bave never
been related up. .Mrs. Parnell had often
expressed a desire to go abroad before the
death of her son, Chailes Stewart Parnell,
but she never appealed to him for assist
ance. She was only once asked why she
did not ask her sou to aid her, and she le
phed, "lie Is at the -tut of his means."
At one time Jlrs. V.uncll wrote to' Jlrs.
C.usl.ike. of Trenton, saying she would
have to leave her home because she was
unable lo pay the rapidly aeeumiilating
taxes, but friends went to her assistance.
Jlrs. Parnell regained consciousness this
evening, hut was unable lo throw any
light on the atfalr. Dr. Shlpps found her
still suffering from the etreels of concus
sion of the brain and shock, but no symp
toms have yet developed pointing to a frac
ture of the skull. In view of her advanced
age and the loss of blood, it Is Impossible
to foresee the outcome of the ease.
It has been learned the old lady, while
In this city, visited the hardware store of
Samuel !:. Jlurr. and tendeieil a $10 elieek
In payment of a bill of about -'. After re
ceiving her change she left for home, walk
ing along the railio.ui tracks, where the
as'-ault was doubtless made.
Two tramps giving the names of John
Devlne. of Philadelphia, and John Hivn
nan, of Newark, were arrested on suspicion
to-day by .Marshal Jones. Thev were dis
covered loitering about tlio Ironsides prop
erty, hut. as they pimed to know nothing
of the assault, they were released.
GREAT BRITAIN IS PREPARED,
Mm lias a licet r Nineteen Warships
Itenily for ITm In Meiiragiiau
Washington. Aptll 19. No Informa
tion has been leeched bote concern
ing Lord Klmbeily's reply to Nic
aragua's answer to the lltitlsh ultimatum,
but It Is believed that Creat Hrltaln short
ly will proceed to collect Iho claim or
debt, as It is viewed from the Hritlsh
The fact that Creat llrltaln's exercise
of force will not be exerted so ns to af
fect the I'nlted States interests is indi
cated by Hid fact that neither the stalo
department nor Sir Julian I'aunrefote has
been notltled of Lord Kltuberly's response.
It Is said notllleatlon would bo given if
I'nlted States Interests were to be even
remotely Imperiled. The Hritlsh modo of
action airalnst Nicaragua Is bellev.,,1 tn
lin by a "passive blockade" of all Nicar
agua's ports, thus crippling the local com
merce, but not Interfering with United
mates or oiner uireigii commerce, 'the
latest olllclal Information received here
shows that Creat Hrltaln can at onco
bring to bear two formidable Meets for
blockading purposes, ono on thn I'.ielllc
side and the other on tho Atlantic coast
The two fleets nineteen -tiliis In all
ot o variously disposed, but all would be
rendezvoused for a demonstration of force.
The extent of tho lleet Indicates the prepa
rations for emergencies Creat Hrltaln al
Ignorant of Kliiilirrlj's Note,
London. April 19. Tho olllclals of the
Hritlsh foreign otllco deflate they know
nothing of the letter alleged lo bo the re.
ply of the Karl of Klmherly to the unswer
of the foreign minister of Nicaragua, to
tho ultimatum of Creut Hiitalu, The Ex
change Telerr-ph Company asserts the
British forelvu olllce Is still occupied with
Nicaragua's reply and that steps would
already Iiuve been taken to press homo
our ultimatum If it had not been ascer
tained tlio Hritlsh demand was delayed In
The note said to have been sent by Lord
Klmherly as Kngl.ind's answer to Nicar
agua's reply to the ultimatum Is as fol
lows; London, April JS.
To the Foreign Minister of Nicaragua,
I have had the honor to recclvo your
excellency's telegram of the 11th Inst. Jly
note was dellevered to Seuor Harrlos the
:6th ot February, with tho request that
a copy bo forwarded to your excellency
by mull of March 2. Her majesty's; gov
ernment cannot he icsiunslble for the de
lay In your receiving It.
Your counter-proposal has been consld.
ered and I regret It cannot be accepted.
Jler majesty's government cannot admit
there Is any doubt as to the rights of the
Hritlsh subjects and must adhere to the
demands iu my Pluvious note.
Arrested for llurslurj.
Sedalla, Mo.. April 19.-(8peclal.) Albert
Yeaker. of Kansas City, uud Arthur
Ceorge. of Chicago, were arrested last
iiigiii at tseamun un tne cnurge oi roomng
Wallace's second-hand store In that city,
on Jlouduy night. Part of the stolen prop
erty was round lu their possession.
IS CITY PHYSICIAN.
hi. (ii:tnt(ii: it. (iiiii.v iti:ti:ni.s his
COMMISSION littIM Till) M.WOIt.
HE WILL TAKE OFFICE TO-DAY.
avs in: roM't,Tiu thi: citv coi'N
m:i.ok in thi: .M.tti;it.
i lie Latter Assured Hlni Hint He Had
llren Legally t'onllrmed by the
I'ppcr Hotie ami Cannot
Theto will bo a new city physician In
thu city hall to-duy. Dr. Ceorge u.
Collin, niimlmilcil Thursday night, and
conlli tiled by the upper house of the
council, received his commission early
yeslerdny morning, before Mayor Davis
left the city, lie then consulted wllh
City Counselor Itozzello, who ndvlsed
him thnt tlicro wns no doubt but that he
was properly cohllrmeil and that the
iccords must show tills state of facts.
He will Hie his bund und take tho oath
of olllco this morning. Dr. Crow, the
retiring city physician, will make no
contest, llo merely wnnln to be satis
fied that his successor has been legally
Somo question wus raised about tho
city hall yesterday as to the legality of
Dr. Collin's contlriniillon, based on the
row In the upper house tho night before.
Alderman .Morgan visited the clerk's ot
llco and llled a letter demanding that
the records show all that transpired in
the lively session. The letter Is us fol
lows: "To tho City Cletk: The city charter
provides that you shall keep a full and
true record of tile proceedings of both
houses ot the common council. The up
per house of the council, at Its session
held last night, continued the mayor's
appointment of Ceorge O. Collin to the
position of city physician by the vole
of tl for and I ngalnst. As a member
of sold house. I hereby reqttest you to
enter on the journal of said house, the
said x-nte resulting iu the confirmation of
Dr. Collin to the position of city physi
cian." This letter was handed to Ch-tk (Ira
bum, who refused to take any notice of
It, saying he was bound by the Instruc
tions of the house. It was left with
him and will be preserved. The blotter
of the minute clerk of the upper house
contains the following language set out
In pencil by the minute clerk, .Mr. ltlckel:
"Dr. Collin, city physician, read as
conllrmeil. Khinnlck objected to an
nouncement. He objected to clerk's read
ing minutes of the executive session
that Dr. Collin was confirmed. Chair
decides minutes as rend correct. Wyne
appeals from chair. Agreed that the
name of Dr. Collin be held over for
further consideration. Agreed that
considered sense of this house, that
name of Dr. Collin lie not mentioned on
leeord of tills house at this meeting.
This Is tile blotter from which the
record must be written up, and in the
opinion of Mr. Itozzelle Is llnal on the
logulllv of Dr. Collin's conllrmallon. Dr.
Collin stated last night that lie had laid
the matter before Jlr. liozzelle, ns coun
selor, wishing to do nothing that lie was
not legally entitled to do. lie was ad
vised to go ahead, as there could lie tin
doubt of his continuation. Then Dr.
Collin s-ocurcd his bondsmen and made
an appointment for this iiunuiiig, when
he will prepare and tile his bond.
I'ltLMl.NTLH WITH A .Ml'.IIAI.,
Ilodge City People ile ex-.M.)or Clink a
lltlllilsooie i, 'stln i olll.lt.
Dodge City. Kas., April 19. (Special.)
Wednesday evening w lien the change of
city otllcers occulted in this city, the out
going chief executive, lion. A. Cluck, was
given a plea.-, nil surprise. After his fare
well address hail been lead Hon. W. .1.
Fitzgerald, president of the city council,
on behalf of the citizens and business men
of Dodge City, li respective uf pati, pie
seuted Jlr. Cluck with a handsome gold
medal. It was In the shape of a star, with
a diamond lu the center, Hie whole sus
pended fiom a gold bar. On one side is
engraved ".Mayor A. Cluck, Dodge City,
Kas.. l.s'.i'i." un the reverse was Inscribed,
"Presented by Hie citizens ol Dodge City
in recognition of his olllcial service.-,."
Jlr. Cluck was greatly surprised and so
overcome that lie was moved to teais and
could scarcely Und words to replj, . but
finally answeted lu a few well chosen
.Mr. Cluck was first elected mayor four
years ago, when Dodge City scrip was al
most worthless, but by his untiring efforts
and faithful attention to duty he has paid
oil' considerable Indebtedni ss and made the
wniratits wortli Pi cents on Hie dollar. It
was only by .Mr. Cluck's continued refusal
that lie was not again chosen as m.ivor.
Dodge City never had nor over will have
a lietter mavor than lit, was. The iireseut
was a slight testimonial ot his Immense
round Head by tbe Track,
Sedalla, JIo., April 19,-(Speclal.) The
crew of an east bound .Missouri Pacitle
freight train found a dead man at the
switch nt Portage, six miles east of Cham,
ols, this morning. Nothing Is known as to
how he met his death. The name of Wil
liam Lynch was on a membership card of
the American Hallway I'nlon, which was
found iu his pocket.
ltepiiblleaii Congressmen Slek,
Washington, April 19. -Iteprescptativos
llltt. of Illinois, und Cogswell, of .Massa
chusetts, two of the best known Kcpuh
llcuns of the house, are seriously III here.
10.il Alt. lit Street.
A discount ot 10 per cent on every
nrllclo In tho house, regardless of
cost almost cutting prices in two.
People aro buying, and every tlma
they purchase, they get a bargain,
because they get high grade goods.
You can get a bargain also,
t & China' Clock sells for $3.00.
$W Watch bells for $12.00.
$ 9 Onyx Lamp sells tor $o.l0.
$10 Locket sells for $6.00.
$75 Diamond sells for $13.00.
$ 8 Toast Fork sella for $U0.
$ t Atomizer sells for $2.10.
i 6 Cold 1'ln sells for $3.00.
$30 Onyx- Clock sells for $ISt0O.
Wedding Invitation at greatly re
duced prices. Wrllo for sample".
R. W. HOCKER.
I03s Main Street, Trustee.
Mr IVviKMvoll wns In pour health for
some months prior to the i onvenlng of
rotiKicss, but lestiined hts iiiiiitresslonal
liillt si and since adjournment ha" been
ailing again, so his ft lends became
nlariued. Ills health of late has ,been Un;
proung. Jlr. Illlt surfeie.l n relapse ntnl
Ills conJillon Is quite serious.
GOVERNOR PORTER STRICKEN.
ihe ludlinii Malciinin ami Diplomat Pull,
liicousi tons on a strict lu
Iiull.innpolls, lttil., April 19. White out
walking this evening at ", o'clock ex
Covetiior Albert II. Porter fell to Ihe
pavement unconscious, suffering with an
nettle attack of verllgo. An acquaint
ance passing In a carriage saw him fall
and, with the nsslsliincc of others, car.
tied htm to a coiiveyiintv In which lie
wns taken lo his home on Capitol ave
nue north. Dr. II. I'. Hodges was called
and the e.v-govet nor's throe children, re
siding In other parts of the city, were
hastily summoned. Jlr. I'oiior levlved
soon ufter being taken home and his
physician nnnounceil that the atluck
Would not prove futnl.
Although 71 .vents old, Jlr. Porter bus
apparently been enjoying good health.
He has been for some time living n
thoroughly retired life.
In tiilillllon to having served the peo
ple of Indiana as governor, Albert (I.
Potter has tepiesettled the United States
at the Italian court, having been ap
pointed liv President Harrison to thnt
distinguished post. For years .Mr. Por
ter bus been one of Indiana's foremost
citizens and a leader In the Iteptibllcall
While no immediate results of a seri
ous nature are anticipated from Jlr.
Poller's unfortunate attack, .lis mlvuitc
ed aire will be In the way ot his speedy
CHANCE FOR JVIARSH ARNOLD,
He (nil Succeed the Nile Colonel Mansiir
lr He Will lielinlllico Ills Mlli-r
Washington, April 19.-(Spcclal.) It !
said on good authority thnt ex-Congressman
Jlarali Arnold, of .Missouri, could have
tile position made vacant by the death of
Colonel Mansiir If lie would abandon Ids
sliver views. Tills fact has been made
known to ex-Covernor Francis and he is
to communicate the fact to Jlr. Arnold. If
in his Judgment .Mr. Arnold will .igiee to
the ptoposltlou. This Is the programme or
the president and the seiietary of the
H c usury. How will work is not
known, but should Jlr. Arnold accept It
will he with n distinct understanding that
he lines ill' with the administration nntl
slxteen to one.
It is claimed by some of the JIlssnuriatiR
that Mr. Arnold would not take the place
under such conditions and they say that
If Fianels does not know this he will find
It out very soon after he lias submitted the
proposition to Jlr. Arnold.
So far thete are ten applicants for the
olllce. Some of them were out looking for
Indorsements before .Mr. Jlansur died. In
addition to the ten who have aliendy made
their wants known, nearly every cuckoo
e.x Is hopeful and some could be induced
to accept the position who have not been
cuckoos. It Is said the incident Is likely
to take some one, If Ainutd does not agree
lo the t. mis. who lias been for sliver, but
who will promise to come over to the suit
port of the administration. In this con-
neetiiill I it, un. til, tn I iiuiiiii.l. is uieili!U(!CU
and llyniim also Is out after the place.
Df those who have made their wants
known In the matter ex-Senator Martin, of
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e.iii.-iin, is ,i triiiiii.-ii t. tttiii. ttn lit- iii.t-n tilt
town, It Is believed It will not be dllllcult
ii.t.u, iv in iicue.t-i, it win uuk ue tlllllcllll
to Induce him to serve, ami possibly thnt
is what lie meant when he said he would
like to be con-blered when the time comes
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to name the man
ODD FELL0VSAT KEYTESVILLE.
The Itrellii-en ( I lie Triple Links l.'njoy
the Hospitality or Tbitl tins
Keylesville. JIo., April 19.-A school of
lustiiietioii of tile order of Odd Fellows Is
In session her,-, about ISO Odd Fellows be
ing pic-cut. (ir.ind Master Ahctciomhic,
of St. .ltseptit was expetted. but was pre
vented from t-nmlng on m-count of illness,
and In his absence State Lecturer T. p.
Itlxey had the meeting in ehaige. A flee
t ntert.iliinii'itt was given In the Ke.Mesville
opera, hoiisi. last night, which consisted of
i song service; pra.ver liv Hitler J. A.
Hampton, of Shelblna, JIo.; addiess of
welt nine, liv ex-Senator Anillew lael..-iv:
response by Cider Hampton; vnc.il solo
bv Misses Crace Kdw.irds ami Nettle
.Moore, of this city, iimi a m.isteiiv ad
dress on "i Mil Fellowship." liv State I t-
ui er Itlxey. i'o-d,iy has been spent in tlis
etissing important matters of the older
ami to-nlulit Hie tlegi wotk was e.xeuipll-
tletl. The tllple links ll.ive had a UOtiif
I line, and their meeting has been one of
pleasure socially, and of much prolit to
DECLARES WAR ON SILVER.
IMHor Cook of the Jlivbo "hit, lligeueer"
s.i-s That's What Cleveland Hid
III His Letter.
Mexico, .Mo, Apill 19. (Special ) Sam
II. Cook, chilli man of the state Deniocr.itie
central euminittie, and one of the leading
sliver .iilvotatis of the state, says editorial.
ly In his paper, the lntt lligeueer: Jlr,
Cleveland's letter greatly simplifies the
ciirienev Issue. Whatever may lie said of
the president's views, he cannot he charged
with dodging or straddling an issue. In
pietely tuts the ground from under Ills "bi
metallic" snpportois and plants them
siniately on the platform of gold monomet
allism. There is no suggestion, however
lemole or Indefinite, for the further coln
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ills latest utterance .Mr. l level ami com-
iiioit-tiiiiisis, tun intisi t-tiinc tint nun nut
open as the advocates of absolute gold
monometallism. The president bus made
the Issue too plain and simple to admit of
any double meaning."
WANT PAY FUjTTHEIR WORK,
.Members of the .l.jlinn Iniestlgallng Coin-
initleo Threatens ly M rll.e-.Mor-
rill to Hie Ifescue,
Topeka. Kas., Am II 19. -(Special.) The
failure of Hie legislature to make iiitiy ap
propriation to pay the e.xptiises of the In
vestigating committee was the cause of
pel haps Hie Ills. I olllclal stilke on refold
to-duy. The committee appointed to lu
Xfstlgato the management of the asylum
to-day auuouuceii their Intention of quit
ting business unless some provision wns
made for their pay. The governor has te
lleved Iho situation, at least temporal lly,
by plating $1,iiio of thu contingent fund at
the tlisiHisal of the committee, and thu In
vestigation will continue.
hood lint mi.vlic PifonrcHiis,
The Indemnity I'vuiicd Prion China Will
llooin the White Jlctul,
Denver, Col., API II 19. A special to the
Times from New Yotk announcing that the
indemnity of $t5i),0n0,r)i) lo be paid by China
to Japan Is to be lu silver and made In
six nuuu.il payments, ciealtd a stir in
this city. I'le.ldeiit I), II, Jlotf.it, of the
First National bank, said;
"It will make silver steadier for somo
time to come, uud by creating a demand
will make the price still higher. It will
be u good thing for Colorado.'
Other bankers and those Interested In
tho silver mines express the saino opinion.
For thirty years the Itoyal has been the
standard for purity ami strength in baking
powdets, uud has been placed at the head
by every board of olllclal examiners,
whether statu or national.
Wales Coming (Her,
Newport, It. I., April 19. The announce
ment was made here on the most icliuble
authority that tho Prince of Wales will
visit Newpoit during the coining season,
I'he information was furnihcd to a rep
resentative of thu Assoelatul Press by a
prominent society man, who has Just re
ceived a letter from l-higlaud, announcing
that his royul highness will attend thu cup
races uud spend ivvcrul vvveks at Kevvport.
nt.'- vji ruii-i, 1, is ,t iti'.-oiiiti, llllililllieil
declaration of hostility to the restoration
of silver to its constitutional culnage
lights. Those who stand with Hie presi
dent oil this Issue can no longer pose as
ICamvi citv. Mo-. April W. lm
77rrnieif.'i vlttUMMmnm. ,' ti'Hi-
liiniti, (.. .....
7',.il,f! nr tool, for thi leoiUi'r lo be tfou-lv
We arc going to offer to-day:
$53 for Si6.
$5;, Capes of Satin
Duchess 1 ong
yoke of cut jet, ruflle
around yoke of deep
lace Columbian col
lar of ribbons black
$45.00 Cape of
Moire Antique ex
tra cape on yoKc J-
trimmed with jet
and lace black
very nice $ 1 6
$35 Cape of heavy
Corded Silk hand
somely jetted in
unique design lace
around yoke black
$50 for $11.
$50 Cape an ex
treme novelty of
Moire Ribbon trim
med in jet and accor
dinn pleated net
black for $11
$35 double cloth
Cape braided and
trimmed with ap
pliqucd net lined
throughout with Su
rah Moire ribbon
$24 for $6.
$4 Satin Duchess
double Cape black
with Surah for..$()
$21 Cloth Cape
brown ruffle on
yoke cape braided
all over with black
braid ribbon collar
bow and stream
ers in front for. . 50
$20 Double Moire
Cape edged with
jet lace trimming
black for $(
The most remarkable sale of
Capes we have ever had.
K.MI.KY, Ullil), TIIAYi:R & CO.,
M l'( l.ssoKs, 10
THE NEW DAWES COMMISSION,
ili.lt Hody Will Hold 11 .Meeting T-d.i),
Alter XV hi, h II Will f.it
Washington, April 19. iS ill Ml
the members of the new Dawes ,. noons
sinn arrived to-day, except Jit Ix, on
of Arkansas, who Is nimble t., nti'el
thu meeting, which will be In-ld i -morrow.
To-day a niecllng of a l.r.nuli
of the Indian Hlghts Assoelatbui w is
held, and representations of tin loan, li
held a confeteiit-e witli the ciminis.s,.n.
At the meeting of the liiaui It I wl.iv
Jllss Ktmiin Fletcher, vvhu is well .rs...
In Indian matters, read a paper mi ib
subject of the HuHans taking tln-ir l.m Is
In severalty. The paper also tits, usst-d
generally the conditions) In the Indian
country. Tints the i-uniiiilssluii is (in
sured that lliete Is llo lunger any uppo.
sltlott from tho Indian societies of tho
Kusi to Indians taking their lands in
severally, becoming cIIIkhiis of tho
I'nlted States and thus breaking up tho
anomalous conditions in that region
This means a good deal iu the matter
of scouting congressional action. Tho
association has alwas held out for ex
isting conditions In the tt-riitorj and
the "poor Lo" sentiment has been ef
fective In influencing Kastcru members
against any legislation to the contrary.
Hut now the members of the associa
tion have decided to look tiller Iho In
dian as against the elans 1 tinning tho
territory and cheating the Indians out
of their rights atid ptopefty.
Ilx-rienatof Dawes, chaiimau of tho
commission, has for many years been it
prominent member of the Indian Kigltts
Association, .inn tt is sani Hint no sug
gested the idea for the association to
express an opinion as to what should bo
(lone by the commission, which icsultcd
lu tho ineeilng of to-day.
After the meeting: of tho commission
to-morrow tho meinbeis will call on tho
secretary of tho Interior, when the iittes
llon will bo discussed, Tliclo wilt be mi
new Instructions, as the interpretation
of Iho law furnished to the old commis
sion by tho department will apply to tho
new commission. Alter the conference
with the secretary the commission will
arrange t linvit " Interview with thu
president. It Is pot known that Jlr,
Clevtinud will grant the request, as he
bus never shown tin Inclination to do
anything for the Indians, The members
of the commission who aro desltious ot
doing soinelhlnu more than draw pay
nro not anxious for an Interview with
tho president now, but they will aim to
seo him next fall, when they hope to
have something to report ami something
to Insist upon.
lllg Teachers' Convention,
Ottawa, Kas., April 19,-(Speclal.) A
joint meeting ot thu city and county teach,
ers' associations will be held heru Jlay I,
President Morrison Is making great prep
orations to make this a red letter day lu
association work and u very interesting
programme, has been prepared. John .Mc
Donald, editor of tho Western School Jour
nal, will deliver a lecture on "Hubert
Hums." Home ot the papers to bo lead
are; "The Course of Study for Country
School.." by Irwin Stlmiuel; "How Shall I
Spend Jly Vacation." by J. D. Jlelluuus,
A line musical probTumuie. will be lira
u at i' '